2011 MTV Movie Awards

31 May 2011
JOHANNESBURG/LAGOS, 31 May 2011:  With just a few days to go before the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, MTV has announced that African film making will be recognized for the first time ever at the prestigious annual awards ceremony.   African films will be acknowledged in the BEST AFRICAN MOVIE CATEGORY at the awards show that also celebrates Hollywood blockbusters like “Inception” and “The Social Network”, “The Twilight Saga” and “Harry Potter”.

The nominees for BEST AFRICAN MOVIE at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards are:

A Screaming Man

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Executive Producer: Florence Stern. Foreign Producer: Diana Elbaum

Life, Above All

Director: Oliver Schmitz, Producers: Oliver Stoltz, Greig Buckle

Viva Riva!

Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga, Producers: Bors van Gils, Michael Goldberg, Djo Tunda Wa Munga.  Co-producer: Steven Markovitz

Running time: 94 min
Restriction in SA is 16 VNSL
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Restless City

Director: Andrew Dosunmu, Producers: Katie Mustard, Matt Parker; Executive Producers: David Raymond and Tony Okungbowa

Actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis will host the 20th annual “2011 MTV Movie Awards”, taking place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Sunday 5 June. South Africans can watch the show live on MTV (DStv Channel 321) on Monday 6 June at 02:00 CAT starting with Red Carpet action and followed by the main show at 03:00 CAT. Later the same evening, at 21:00 CAT, movie fans from across Africa will be able to tune into the premiere on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322).

The “2011 MTV Movie Awards” is the only awards show where “Black Swan” Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman and “Jackass 3D” star Steve-O will compete against each other, James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Justin Bieber to see who takes home the popcorn for BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT. Meanwhile, newcomer Jesse Eisenberg will try to tackle Movie Award veterans Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Daniel Radcliffe and Zac Efron for BEST MALE PERFORMANCE.

In the brand-new category BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE, “The Social Network” takes on “Inception,” “Grown Ups” and “Easy A” not once, but twice on the heels of the flick’s two nods for this year’s most memorable dialogue. And while Zack Galifianakis walked away with a golden popcorn statue last year in BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE, lone female nominee Emma Stone’s hilarious performance in “Easy A” will attempt to tickle the funny bones of voters over infamous comedic actors Adam Sandler, Ashton Kutcher, Russell Brand and Zach Galifianakis.

Leading the cinematic fray as this year’s top-nominated films are “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, the hit action thriller “Inception”, the magical phenomenon “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1”, and critically-acclaimed “The Social Network”. These four BEST MOVIE nominees will not only face-off against each other – but go up against the dark psycho-drama “Black Swan”.

Further nominees for the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” are:

BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2011 Movie Awards ceremony)

Black Swan

Director: Darren Aronofsky, Producers: Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin (Fox Searchlight)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Director: David Yates, Producers:  David Heyman and David Barron (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Inception

Director: Christopher Nolan, Producers: Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Social Network

Director: David Fincher, Producers: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin (Sony Pictures)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Director: David Slade, Producers: Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt (Summit Entertainment)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jennifer Aniston – Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)

Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Natalie Portman – Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Zac Efron – Charlie St. Cloud (Universal Pictures)

BEST BREAKOUT STAR

Andrew Garfield  – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit  (Paramount Pictures)

Jay Chou – The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)

Olivia Wilde – TRON: Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures)

Xavier Samuel – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Adam Sandler – Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)

Ashton Kutcher – No Strings Attached (Paramount Pictures)

Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Russell Brand – Get Him to the Greek (Universal Pictures)

Zach Galifianakis – Due Date (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE (New Category)

Alexys Nycole Sanchez – Grown Ups (Sony Pictures)

“I want to get chocolate wasted.”

Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Amanda Bynes: “There is a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.”

Emma Stone: “Tom Cruise?”

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

“If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”

Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Justin Timberlake: “…a million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?”

Andrew Garfield: “A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up.”

Tom Hardy – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”



BEST VILLAIN

Christoph Waltz – The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)

Leighton Meester – The Roommate (Screen Gems)

Mickey Rourke – Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)

Ned Beatty – Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

Amy Adams vs. The Sisters – The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters  – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallyway Attacker – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

BEST KISS

Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis – Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT

James Franco – 127 Hours, Cuts Off His Arm (Fox Searchlight)

Justin Bieber – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Performance Spectacular (Paramount Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page – Inception, Paris Café Scene (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Natalie Portman – Black Swan, Mutilation: Pulls The Skin Off Her Finger (Fox Searchlight)

Steve-O – Jackass 3D, Port-A-Potty Bungee Stunt (Paramount Pictures)

BEST SCARED-AS-SH**T PERFORMANCE

Ashley Bell – The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate)

Ellen Page – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jessica Szohr – Piranha 3D (The Weinstein Company)

Minka Kelly – The Roommate (Screen Gems)

Ryan Reynolds – Buried (Lionsgate)

BIGGEST BADASS STAR

Alex Pettyfer – I Am Number Four (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Jaden Smith – The Karate Kid (Sony Pictures)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception (Warner Bros.)

Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)

Nominees for the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” have the following to say about their nominations:

“That crazy bitch is the best thing that ever happened to me.”
-          Leighton Meester, nominated in the BEST VILLAIN category for “The Roommate”

“Thank you to everyone at MTV. This movie is about my life and the lives of my team. We did it hoping to inspire people and are grateful to the response. Even haters liked it. Never Say Never!”
-          Justin Bieber, nominated in the BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT category for “Never Say Never”

“Being nominated in this category for my work with poo really means something.  I’m not sure what, but I’m very grateful.”
-          Steve-O, nominated in the BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT category for “Jackass 3D”

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